March 30, 2009

Major Fan

Poor F missed the cut off for T-ball this year. He really isn't that effected by it. Just me. He is such a talented little athlete. Raw talent and I'm not just saying that. I have others who would back me up. He wanted to play catch one time while at a baseball/t-ball practice and he didn't want the pop flies...he wanted the grounders. He thinks they're AWESOME.

Rebels Soccer Game

The Rebels started the season off with a win! I think the score was 3-0. K did really well. The kids are starting to communicate a little better this year and they are working on spreading out. They really did a great job. One boy was told he wouldn't be able to play because he had a HARD cast on his arm. But Cindy, one of the coaches, told his mom to go to Home Depot and duck tape some foam around it. So...he did and he was a great goalie.

T-ball for the Girlie Girl

So Miss M wanted to play t-ball this season instead of soccer. She is so cute in her little Dodgers cap and her pink mit. Oh how I love this little girl. She wants to do everything from dance to t-ball. She's so well rounded. And man can she catch! She's amazing. She's still a little timid when it comes to batting but she's gonna be fierce one day. Watch Out!

Red Sox Baseball

A is so excited about baseball. And the best part is that his best friend, Kobey, is on his team this year. The kids are excited and so us moms. Carpool!

Jenni drops Kobey off at my house after school on Wednesdays. Wayne picks the boys up and I bring them home...kind of. They are having so much fun.

Spring Sports!

Let the madness begin.

Monday - 5:30 - 7pm Soccer practice (Kennidy)
Wednesday - 5 - 6:15pm Baseball practice (Adam)
5:30 - 7pm Soccer practice (Kennidy)
6 - 7pm Tball practice (Makinley)
6:30 - 7:30pm Cub Scouts (Adam)
6:30 - 7:30pm Activity Days twice a month (Kennidy)
Friday - 3:30 - 5pm Batting practice (Adam)
Saturday - Soccer games
Baseball games
T-ball games

Every Thursday since the beginning of March I have had to take a nap because Wednesdays are sooo incredible crazy. I feel like I live and eat in my car. Oh what we go through for our kids. Gotta love them.

Carson River

The last time we visited the Carson River...there was no river. Literally. It was all dried up. So when we saw water we were really excited. The kids love throwing rocks and climbing on rocks and building pyramids with the river. And the weather was so nice. It feels good to get outdoors again.

March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Every year, when I was a kid, my mom would make Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast. Green butter for our toast, green milk and OJ, green oatmeal, too. She always had a green gift for us to wear to school like a green shamrock pins or green ribbons and clips for our hair. For dinner we would have Cornbeef and Cabbage with Irish Soda Bread, red potatoes, and some kind of green vegetable. I loved St. Patrick's Day as a kid.

My kids get the green eggs and ham...the green butter and green OJ. They don't like my Cornbeef and Cabbage and since Brandon is out of town we are going to foregoe the tradition for just this year. For dinner we will be having Lucky Charms in green milk with Shamrock Pancakes.
My mom sent the kids a St. Patrick's Day package that I hid from them until this morning. When they woke up they found their packages on their breakfasts plates. They were so excited to see what Grandma Sanchez sent them this time. They opened their packages while I made breakfast. They each got a green St. Patty's Day shirt, green candy...Andes Mints (my mom used to hide in her top drawer and we would always sneek them and hope she never realized) and Irish tatoos! The girls got green, gold, and silver beaded necklaces and green St. Patrick's Day bracelets, too. What a fun St. Patrick's Day package. Thanks, Mom! They loved them!
There is another reason we love celebrating St. Patrick's Day. My mom was born on March HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! We love you so much and wish we could be with you to help you celebrate your special day. We called her at work this morning and we all sang 'Happy Birthday to You'. We're so glad that you're our Grandma, Mom, and Friend.

March 13, 2009

Peasant Bread Recipe

Scroll down to the Peasant Bread post. I have included the recipe for those who've requested it. Let me know how yours turns out. I hope you like it as much as I do.

March 12, 2009

Diving Board

Today was the last day of SWIM! And as part of the last day...the instructors take the kids off the diving board. F, Jaynie, and Hailey were great! Once was enough for Jaynie and F but Hailey went off twice. They were so cute. And cold. Their teacher gave them their certificates, a White Chocolate Bunny, 2 Cadbury Eggs. WOW! You should have seen their eyes pop! Good job, you guys.

Peasant Bread

So I decided to try a new recipe found in my Foxy Ladies Cookbook. It was so simple and so yummy. No kneading just lots of rising. And so worth it. Thanks, Heather for sharing this yummy recipe with us!
Peasant Bread
2 1/4 tsp. SAF yeast
2 C. warm water
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 C. flour
1 or 2 pinches dried rosemary, crushed
Dissolve yeast, sugar, and salt in water. Add flour until blended. Add crushed rosemary. Do not knead. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours. Flour hands and cut dough in half. Shape into ovals and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a lot of Pam and sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Brush melted butter and sprinkle salt on top. Bake at 425 for 10 min. Reduce heat to 375 and bake 10-15 min. Brush on melted butter.
Variation: I used a Pampered Chef baking round. Sprinkled it with cornmeal but didn't need Pam.

March 08, 2009

8 Things....

These are in no particular order.

8 favorite TV shows...
1. Smallville
2. Bones
3. Knight Rider
4. Chuck
5. Alias
7. Go Diego Go
8. Anything on Disney

8 things I look forward to...
1. Making a really good wheat bread so I wouldn't have to buy it at the store anymore.
2. Seeing my children marry in the temple
3. Traveling more with Brandon
4. Brandon coming home everyday from work
5. Graduating something
6. Quilting more (one day I'll have time)
7. Moving again
8. being a real Photographer

8 favorite places to eat...
1. REDS 365
2. In An Out Burger
3. Panda Express
4. Cheesecake Factory
5. PF Changs
6. Olive Garden
7. The Cracker Box
8. Wingers

8 things on my wishlist...
1. I wish I had a job as a travel agent or with the airline so I could travel whenever I want.
2. I wish I lived in a really beautiful place.
3. I wish I had more patience.
4. I wish I had a degree so if anything happened to Brandon I could provide for our family.
5. I wish I could be a hair stylist.
6. I wish money was never invented.
7. I wish I could be a size 6, again.
8. I wish that I will make it to the celestial kingdom with my entire family.

8 favorite movies...
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. The Holiday
3. Harry Potter
4. HSM (I love all of them)
5. Italian Job
6. She's the Man
7. Pearl Harbor
8. Emma

8 People I tag...
1. Becky
2. Kim
3. Leah M.
4. Jeanni
5. Kennidy
6. Che
7. Jenn W
8. Tasha


Spooner Lake

Last Saturday, the EQ had an activity. SLEDDING! The snow was really packed and we had a couple of injuries but we also had a LOT of fun.

This is Emily, our neighbor, and her boys.

Sweet Miss M.

The boys are back!

Kirsten, Miss Snowbunny.

Me with my little ones and Miss Raquel.

Jenni and the girls.
Brandon and F.

K, Emma, and Kirsten.
My cute sledder.

The boys took Brandon out as they came down the hill.

Brenden and Connor.

The boys....A, Tanner, Kobey, and Oakley.

Science Fair

Ice Cream Meltdown. Does ice cream stay colder longer when mixed in regular salt or rock salt. This was K's question. She researched, calculated, and ate lots of homemade ice cream. Way to go, K! Great project.

Birthday Boy!

F wanted a Star Wars Birthday Party. So I made all his friends a Lightsaber, we played Star Wars Bingo, Saved Princess Leia and Queen Amidala from the Emperor and Jaba the Hut, and practiced using 'the force'. By the end of the party, each Padawan became a Jedi Knight. They have some serious skills. What a fun party!